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Ocean Yield takes delivery of LNG-fuelled ethylene gas carrier

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Ocean Yield ASA has announced that it has taken delivery of the ethylene gas carrier Navigator Aurora.

Upon delivery, the vessel commenced a 13 years’ bareboat charter to Navigator Holdings Ltd.

The Navigator Aurora is a 37 300 m3 ethylene gas carrier that was built in 2016. This state-of-the-art vessel is operating on a sub-charter to Borealis for the transportation of ethane from the US East Coast to Europe until December 2026.

According to the statement, the propulsion and electrical systems are designed to use LNG as fuel in addition to conventional fuel. In addition to this, the vessel is currently going through a project to also use ethane as fuel.

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